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The Resource Dark mirror : Edward Snowden and the American surveillance state, Barton Gellman, research assistant, Ashkan Soltani

Dark mirror : Edward Snowden and the American surveillance state, Barton Gellman, research assistant, Ashkan Soltani

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Dark mirror : Edward Snowden and the American surveillance state
Title
Dark mirror
Title remainder
Edward Snowden and the American surveillance state
Statement of responsibility
Barton Gellman, research assistant, Ashkan Soltani
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Edward Snowden chose three journalists to tell the stories in his Top Secret trove of NSA documents: Barton Gellman of The Washington Post, Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian and filmmaker Laura Poitras, all of whom would share the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Poitras went on to direct the Oscar-winning Citizenfour. Greenwald wrote an instant memoir and cast himself as a pugilist on Snowden's behalf. Gellman took his own path. Snowden and his documents were the beginning, not the end, of a story he had prepared his whole life to tell. More than 20 years as a top investigative journalist armed him with deep sources in national security and high technology. New sources reached out from government and industry, making contact on the same kinds of secret, anonymous channels that Snowden had used. Gellman's reporting unlocked new puzzles in the NSA archive. And as Snowden's revelations faded somewhat from the public consciousness, the machinations he exposed continue still, with many policies unaltered despite societal outrage. Dark Mirror is a true-life spy tale that touches us all, told with authority and an inside view of extraordinary events. Within it is a chilling personal account of the obstacles facing the author, beginning with Gellman's discovery of his own name in Snowden's NSA document trove. Google notifies him that a foreign government is trying to compromise his account. A trusted technical adviser finds anomalies on his laptop. Sophisticated impostors approach Gellman with counterfeit documents, attempting to divert or discredit his work. Throughout Dark Mirror, the author wages an escalating battle against unknown digital adversaries who force him to mimic their tradecraft in self-defense. With the vivid and insightful style that marked Gellman's bestselling Angler, Dark Mirror is an inside account of the surveillance-industrial revolution and its discontents, fighting back against state and corporate intrusions into our most private spheres. Along the way, and with the benefit of hindsight, it tells the full story of a government leak unrivaled in drama since All the President's Men"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gellman, Barton
Dewey number
  • 327.12730092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
UB256.U6
LC item number
G45 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Snowden, Edward J
  • Gellman, Barton
  • United States
  • Electronic intelligence
  • Electronic surveillance
  • Domestic intelligence
  • Leaks (Disclosure of information)
  • Journalists
Label
Dark mirror : Edward Snowden and the American surveillance state, Barton Gellman, research assistant, Ashkan Soltani
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pandora -- Heartbeat -- Homecoming -- PRISM -- Backlash -- Jamboree -- Firstfruits -- Exploitation
Control code
on1134757157
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 426 pages
Isbn
9781594206016
Lccn
2019049573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1134757157
Label
Dark mirror : Edward Snowden and the American surveillance state, Barton Gellman, research assistant, Ashkan Soltani
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pandora -- Heartbeat -- Homecoming -- PRISM -- Backlash -- Jamboree -- Firstfruits -- Exploitation
Control code
on1134757157
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 426 pages
Isbn
9781594206016
Lccn
2019049573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1134757157

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